Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Peter Winkler's book on Dennis Hopper;e books aggregators

Dear Ed:

I wanted to let you and your readers know that my new biography of Dennis Hopper will be published this September by Barricade Books. Although I don't have hardcover review copies on hand yet, I can offer you a PDF to review and a JPEG of the book's front cover. Please let me know if you'd like to read it. I've included the press release for the book below.

Thank you.

Peter Winkler
For Immediate Release

Barricade Books is proud to announce the publication of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel
Author: Peter L. Winkler
Publication Date: September 16, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-56980-449-0
Hardcover, $24.95

Film enthusiasts everywhere were saddened by the passing of Dennis Hopper on May 29, 2010. The good news is that Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel, the first biography to cover the entire life and career of one of America's most intriguing show-business luminaries and true mavericks, hits bookstores in August.

Beginning with his lonely childhood in Kansas, where he became determined to win the affection of others by becoming a great artist, to his drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood and Taos, New Mexico, Dennis Hopper's amazing life was a roller-coaster series of triumphs and failures. Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel beautifully captures the life of this extraordinary individual, whose dark side often threatened to undo his many achievements.

With meticulous research and skillful writing, author Peter Winkler creates an unforgettable portrait of the man who hung out with James Dean, Elvis Presley, and Jack Nicholson, costarred in and directed Easy Rider, and came back big in Blue Velvet, overcoming years of alcoholism and drug addiction. Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel is a must-read for Hopper's fans, film buffs, and readers hooked on celebrity scandals. Readers of this book are sure to enjoy sharing the wild ride.

Advance Praise for Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel

“Well researched, well written, and highly entertaining, Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel is an engrossing look at one of Hollywood's most colorful legends.”
–Warren Beath, author of “The Death of James Dean”

"Dennis Hopper exploded in our midst like a firecracker thrown from a dark shadow in a passing car. Peter Winkler's new biography of the counter-culture symbol, first across the finish line since the actor's death, is full of tough research and interviews, and reads as fast and furious as the man."
–Patrick McGilligan, author of "Jack's Life" (a biography of Jack Nicholson) and "Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director"

"A readable and remarkably even-handed chronicle of one of Hollywood's wildest cards. Peter L. Winkler knows his subject–and the territory–and he objectively delivers the goods on Dennis Hopper."
–Stephen M. Silverman, author of "David Lean" and "The Fox That Got Away: The Last Days of the Zanuck Dynasty at 20th Century Fox”

Peter Winkler

--------------------------------------------FROM KRIS RUSCH E BOOKS AGGREGATORS

Kris sent this link this afternoon. More information on the mysteries of e books.

Ebook Aggregators Comparison Chart

In some cases instead of publishing directly to an ebook store you might choose to publish via an ebook “aggregator”.

What is an Ebook Aggregator?

An ebook aggregator deals with ebook authors directly and interfaces between them and ebook retailers such as Apple and Sony.

The ebook aggregator may offer other services besides distribution, for example ebook design and formatting services.

Why Use an Ebook Aggregator?

Some of the valid reasons to use an ebook aggregator include:

You are non-resident and haven’t yet acquired the various requirements (e.g. B&N requires you to have a US bank account and U.S. Tax ID).
You don’t have the hardware or software required to publish your ebook directly (e.g. Apples requires a Mac)
You don’t know how to technically format the manuscript (e.g. to ensure your epub file passes validation checks).
The following quick comparison chart of ebook aggregators shows who they distribute to as well as their fees charged and royalties paid.

We’ve had to shrink it slightly to fit on this page. You can click on it to see the chart at its original size.

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1. To the best of our knowledge the information in this chart was correct as of July 2011.

2. ISBNs are required for distribution to Apple and Sony stores. Check terms carefully. Some ebook aggregators will offer you one of their ISBNs free and this usually identifies them as the publisher. They might also offer a paid option which identifies you as the publisher. You can also “Bring Your Own” ISBN number.

3. Smashwords pays you a royalty of 60% of the retail price when your ebook sells at Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony or Diesel stores. At Kobo the royalty is 60% of list for most sales but 38% of list for certain sales. For exceptions and further details see this page.

4. Lulu takes 20% of the net revenue paid by the ebook retailer, e.g. at Apple the royalty paid on an ebook sale is 70%. Lulu keeps 20% of that, which is 14% of the retail price, leaving you with 56% royalty on the retail price.

5. An annual fee charged for each book, starting in second year.

6. Lulu pays by PayPal monthly or by check quarterly.

7. Bibliocore is paid by Apple within 45 days of sale. They then make payment within several days.

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Peter L. Winkler said...

Thanks again Ed.

Folks, if there are any book reviewers or interviewers out there – or if you know any and can direct them toward me – who would be interested in my book, please email me at plwinkler-at-yahoo.com.

Peter L. Winkler said...

An appreciation of Robert Ryan: